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Desert Safari: Wahiba Sands and Wadi Bani Khalid from Muscat
"Depart from Muscat in the morning in a 4 wheel drive via Fanjah. Travel through Sumail Gap to observe the village life in Rawdah and Al Akhdar. The tour moves to Wadi Bani Khalid a picturesque mountain village renowned for its wadis and rocky canyons complete with massive boulders and cliffs. The turquoise pools that lie in between the canyon’s large rocks and caves offer a fascinating place with stunning view and perfect for a long swim. Enjoy a picnic lunch. The subsequent part of the tour move crossing miles of golden dunes the wilderness of Sharqiyah home to the nomadic Bedouins for centuries. Visit to a Bedouin family where you can buy local handicrafts and enjoy a camel ride (at an extra cost payable directly). Enjoy the adventurous dune bashing and a camel ride. The tour leaves from the Desert to
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"Private Inspiring Interior Tour of Nizwa Souq and Fort
Inspiring Interior"You will be picked up from your hotel residence or Muscat International Airport at 08:30am to board the saloon car and start your journey back in time to the Sumail Gap that divides the Western and Eastern Hajars. En route you will get a spectacular view of the mountains. Continue onto the O Nizwa famous for its silver souq and a big round fort. After visiting the souq and the fort you move to Bahla for a photo opportunity at the huge fort. Bahla is also known as the pottery capital of Oman and because of its cultural value Bahla is placed in the UNESCO’s list of heritage monuments. Lunch will be in a local restaurant. After lunch the next visit is to Jabrin fort
From $415.00
 
Desert Safari to Wahiba Sands and Wadi Bani Khalid from Muscat
"At 08:30 am you will be picked up from your hotel or residence in Muscat city. Board your 4x4 and head towards Fanjah where you stop at the roadside to take photos of an abandoned village. You then make a turn near Bidbid which continues on the route to Ibra. Visit the ruins of an abandoned village at Al Mansfah near Ibra. Much of the charm and character of this old mer known as the lost Shangri-La. Reach the magnificent Wadi the pools are cool deep and absolutely stunning surrounded by palm trees and vast orangey-red rocky outcrops with silky water. After spending some time there
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Visa on arrival

Follow the sign to the Visa-couter just behind the entrance of the arrival hall, and get your visa on arrival. Make sure to be one of the first because it will be a queue here.... The visa fee is...
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georeiser
Jan 10, 2011

Muscat, the warmest experience

Some say that official thermometers are fixed and will never show more than 49°C. The reason is that workers are not allowed to work when it's 50°C. The gulf countries are warm places, with the city...
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Aug 22, 2010

Omani men and familiy issues

I must admit I had some predetermine thoughts about arab men and family issues. I thought the women did all the child rearing. They are responsible and take care of their children and family. I saw...
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georeiser
Jul 18, 2010

The roads in Muscat

The roads in the areas near the coast of Muscat goes through the rugged terrain of Western Al Hajar Mountains. However the roads towards the airport is flat like a pancake. See GPS coordinates below...
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georeiser
Jun 16, 2010

Money exchange in Muscat

It's easy to change money in Oman. With few exception you can change your money at any exchange offices with almost the same rate. But smaller offices is gives normally a better rate than large...
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georeiser
Jun 13, 2010

Dhow boats in Mutrah harbour

Dhow boats are traditional arabic sailing vessel with one or more lateen sails. It was used to carry cargo along the coasts of the Arabian Peninsula, Pakistan, India and East Africa. Mutrah harbour...
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Jun 13, 2010
 
 
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The Omanians loves their cars

The Omanians loves their cars. Big, fast and gasolin consuming cars with aircondition. You need a car to get around in Muscat. The streets are wide and highlighted in the landscape, with almost no...
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Jun 12, 2010

Port Sultan Qaboos

Port Sultan Qaboos on the left side of the Mutrah harbour is the main maritime gateway in Oman. It is a trafficated port with many container trucks. The road from the fish souq area and Hotel Al...
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Jun 12, 2010

The roundabouts in Muscat

The Omanians loves their cars. The roads are highlighted in the landscape with wide streets and big roundabouts. Where are the crosswalks? Al Mina Roundabout and As Samakah Roundabout in Matrah are...
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Jun 12, 2010

muscat

Muscat is just a name for official capital of Oman, but the "real" Muscat is only a small part of the city. In fact there is no true city, but rather a grouping of cities and towns along the coast of...
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call_me_rhia
Dec 24, 2005

ruwi

The area called Ruwi is all about business and making money. There's not much to see there, except maybe a souk which we couldn't find, and a fort that can't be visited - Ruwi for us is the place...
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call_me_rhia
Dec 24, 2005

muttrah

Muttrah is one of the quarters that make up the city of Muscat. It's the place where Oman's ancient trading port used to be. Today in Muttrah there's a lively fish market and Muscat's best known...
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call_me_rhia
Dec 24, 2005

shatti al qurm

Shatti al qurm is the embassy area of Muscat... it's a posh and beautiful area by the sea... not very lively, I have to admit - but the beach is superb. I enjoyed some very relaxing long walks there,...
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call_me_rhia
Dec 24, 2005

Statues at the Mutrah Cornicle waterfront

When walking along the wonderful waterfront of the Mutrah Cornicle overlooking the Muscat harbour, you will discover it is lined with many interesting statues which are very colourful. One example is...
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Feb 11, 2005

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Top Things to Do in Muscat

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Muttrah Souq

Muttrah Souq, the oldest marketplace in Muscat, is a place to visit for shopping. The covered bazaar consists of many shops and stalls selling souvenirs, clothes, silverwear and goldwear, spices, etc....
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Old Town

iIf it is not too hot, it is nice to walk from Mutrah along the coastal road to the old town of Muscat with the Sultans Palace, some museums and some Portugese fortifications, about 3 kilometer....
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Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque

If you take the Expressway from the airport towards the city you'll travel past the Grand Mosque completed in 2001,for the 30th year as Head of State for his Majesty the Sultan Qaboos. It should...
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Shatti el-Qurm

Shatti Al Qurum Beach is located at the heart of Muscat's beachfront tourist zone. It is perfectly suited for out-of-town visitors when staying in Muscat. It was the first spot to visit and take a...
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The Corniche - Muttrah

Corniche means something like "chopped out of rock". It is a reasonable name since Mutrah looks like it has been chopped out of the rocky landscape. Mutrah Corniche has a sea front promenade with a...
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Al Alam Palace

WE went to see the palace that had been built for an international gathering. Since then, I believe , it has become a public area and hotel, The tiles and greenery are beautiful, and the sheltered...
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"Muscat - An Amazing Arabic Port City"
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"Muscat - مسقط"
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"Muscat, A Beautiful Lush Green"
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